Thursday, January 5, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! - I'm Back

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break with your families and a fantastic New Year and I hope 2012 brings you all everything you wish for.

We are back from our overseas holiday.  The weather in New Zealand was quite wet and fairly cold for the middle of Summer, but we had an amazing time, and even though the weather wasn't the best, we were still able to see some of the sites and spent some time totally chilling out at my SIL's gorgeous property in Keri Keri.  The only bummer is the LCD screen on my Canon camera was damaged on the way home and my little pocket camera's lens is all bent and won't focus, so I am totally without a camera until my Canon is fixed.  Might have to go shopping for another pocket camera in the meantime.

My Final LO with KIU

So sad to say this my last layout for Kraft It Up. I have had a fabulous time in the past year designing for Kraft It Up and would like to thank Mel for making it so easy and a pleasure to be part of such an amazingly talented Design Team.  Congratulations to the new DT girls for 2012!!

Let Your Light Shine Brightly

The challenge this month is to use this colour palette (some or all of them) in a layout, using kraft as your base.

Normally, I find working with vibrant colours quite easy, but found myself at a loss as I think my mojo decided it was already on holidays.  Anyway I managed to get something together in the end, but it was a bit of a struggle.  Pop on over and check out the site for some inspiration from the Design Team.


As I have only just returned from holidays I missed the most recent challenge at Bird is the Word which is to use the word  PROMISE - anywhere on your layout (on your title, or in your journaling).  Pop on over and check out the gorgeous creations from our amazingly talented Design Team for some inspiration.  There is also a fabulous sketch for to use designed by Mary Thomas if you choose to use it for even more inspiration.

Use of sketch is optional

Submit your creation before the 15th January 2012 for a chance to win a kit from Tidbitz in Time.


I wanted to thank all you lovely ladies who have taken the time to leave such gorgeous comments on my blog throughout the year and for inspiring me with all your amazing creations.  Every time I go visiting I am truly blown away with all the fabulous talent and artistry and I can't wait to see what fantastic new creations 2012 will bring.  Lots of love.

Cathy :)))


  1. Welcome back Cathy! Missed you and so glad you had a lovely time...too bad about the camera..hope you get it back soon! Well I think you did a wonderful job of those colours! They do look scary but I love the background behind the photo! Take care and I look forward to more of your gorgeous work in 2012! :))xx

  2. HI.. so glad you have had a wonderful Christmas New Year... i look forward to being inspired by your beautiful creations in 2012... i love your KIU layout.. simply gorgeous.. great take on those colors too!! have a great week!

  3. happy to have you home...

    and wishing you a superb 2012......

    love your work..its always so stunning...!! that photo and the title are superb together..woot woot.....

    lots of sugar to you.

  4. Happy New Year Cathy!! So happy that you have had a wonderful vacations. Sorry about the camera.
    This is Very Lovely you did a wonderful work with these colors. Lovely pic, too,

  5. Welcome back Cathy!!!! I hope you had the best holiday. Sorry to hear about your cameras though! :-( Hope you get it fixed soon. I have to say it doesn't show that you struggled with your layout at all. It is beautiful. :-)

  6. gorgeous LO Cathy! Love your fussy cutting and the colour is wonderful even though you thought it was struggle. Its lovely! Sorry to hear about your camera too.

  7. I LOVE your layout, Cathy! You've inspired me to play along at KIU this month! I'm on to it!!! :D

  8. First of all thanks for your lovely words in my blog!!!!Was very sweet and you makes me very happy !!
    I´m so happy that you have a wonderful holiday! so sorry about your camera.
    Second I love your pages you always do such a great and wonderful work!!a
    Have a wonderful 2012!!
    Big huges and kisses

  9. Happy New Year Cathy!!! Welcome home, hope you had a fabulous time. Bugger about your cameras though, hope its fixed real soon. Love your KIU layout. You have such photogenic children you lucky thing!!! xx

  10. Such a beautiful layout Cathy!!
    I hope you had a great New Year hun, will see you will be retreat time before we know it!

  11. I will like to make a invitation to you!!!
    So can you send me a email I can find yours.
    Big huges and have a wonderful weekend!!